November 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm #14828
Have you ever wondered what happens to redundant jet planes?
Inside Out visits the final resting place for over 500 aeroplanes that have spent more than 20 years crossing the globe.
Air Salvage International was launched 15 years ago at Cotswold Airport near Cirencester when its owner Mark Gregory took a gamble buying an old turbo prop plane.
He found that almost every part of a modern plane can be used again and recycled.
Today Mark employs over 40 people who break up and recycle over 40 aircraft a year.
Source and a great video clip:
BBC Inside Out West Midlands is broadcast on Monday, 19 November on BBC One at 19:30 GMT and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.November 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm #64728
Do you reckon they will let us in for a nose if we ask nicelyNovember 19, 2012 at 12:32 am #64729
Yup yup it was on salvage hunters. Clever idea, also found out that the roof part of a passenger jet or fuselage is only constructed from 1mm thick metal, don’t sneeze anyone!November 19, 2012 at 9:36 am #64730
My daughter left her MP3 player on a 747 a few months ago, there’s £20 they could make straight away. That is, of course, if the cleaning staff didn’t get there first.
I remember watching a program where a commercial jet was being constructed, as Ben says there really isn’t much between you and the freezing temperatures outside (not to mention the 20,000 ft drop).November 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm #64731
Bad times! I’ve got an iPod shuffle she can have for nowt if u like? Near enough new, used it twice, I have my iPhone so no need for it.November 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm #64732
I’m sure she’d be pleased to have one again, I’ll drop you a PM Ben, thanks.November 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm #64733
Aircraft have to be as light as possible, so the engineering is on the edge sometimes!November 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm #64734
Aircraft have to be as light as possible, so the engineering is on the edge sometimes!
They should get rid of all the crappy food, trollies and the cockpits fluffy dice, that should save a bit of weightNovember 20, 2012 at 6:18 am #64735
*** don’t read this if your a nervous flyer ***
*** you have been warned ***
I watched an ‘aircraft investigation’ where a metal fatigue failure caused the cabin roof to tear open like a tin can on Aloha Airlines Flight 243. but there’s no important stuff in the roof, controls etc and the plane was able to make a safe landing.
should make you feel betterNovember 20, 2012 at 10:51 am #64736
… and the plane was able to make a safe landing.
Unfortunately the passengers were all sucked out at 10,000ft but, it’s true, the plane did land safelyNovember 20, 2012 at 11:31 am #64737
Actually only 1 person was sucked out the aircraft. That’s why they tell you to keep your seatbelts on when seated.November 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm #64738
Just read up on it here:
AmazingNovember 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm #64739
yup i saw that too. it was the air hostess that got sucked out….one less woman telling you what to do then, am i right men?
it was a right mess for something that could have just been a pin prick holeNovember 20, 2012 at 11:07 pm #64740
Story here about the vast aircraft boneyards in the US.
Worth searching them out on you tube as well.November 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm #64741
Is it just me or should they turn it into the biggest paintballing site ever!?
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